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    Michael Bennett, Associate Professor of English

    Office location: Laurentide 3270
    Phone: (262) 472-5037
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    MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His four books explore the intersection of drama/theatre, philosophy, and history. He has also edited two book collections of essays on Oscar Wilde and one on Eugene O'Neill. In addition, he is Editor of the book series, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies. In Spring 2014, he was a UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and he was the 2015 recipient of the UW-Whitewater Award for Outstanding Research.

    Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    B.A. The George Washington University (The University Honors Program; Phi Beta Kappa)

    Books (Monographs)
    • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (Cambridge University Press 2015)
    • Narrating the Past through Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)
    • Words, Space, and the Audience: The Theatrical Tension between Empiricism and Rationalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)
    • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (Palgrave Macmillan 2011)/(Pb 2013)

    Edited Books

    • Oscar Wilde's Society Plays (Palgrave Macmillan 2015)
    • Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)/(Pb 2014) (co-edited with Benjamin D. Carson)
    • Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome (Rodopi 2011)


    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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